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  A support system for Exceptional Student Education serving Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties of Northeast Florida.
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8/1/2017, 5/30/2018 - Autism Online Modules
OPEN - Register

Clay & Nassau check with your Professional Development to see if these points will be accepted for the ESE recertification requirement.

Do you need to know more about how to support students with Autism in either the General Education or Self-Contained settings?
Do you need the flexibility to access this information when YOU need it?
If so, then you may want to check out the online Autism Modules available from FDLRS/Crown!
There are 45 modules available for independent, self-paced professional development on topics appropriate for teachers and staff serving students with ASD in general education settings as well as more in-depth modules for staff serving students in self-contained classrooms. These modules provide incredible information that will increase your knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders and provide you with strategies that help support students with ASD in the classroom.
These modules are free and cover a variety of topics. The module range from 30 minutes to 2 ½ hours. Participants may take some or all of the 45 modules. Participants who complete a minimum of 4 hours or more will receive in-service points for their time.
If you are interested in taking these modules,a participant packet will send that explains how to access the online modules and how to submit your work to earn in-service points.


Location
online
Presenter
Audience
earn up to 72 points
Points
72
9/25/2017, 9/26/2017 - CHAMPS for ESE Teachers
OPEN - Register

Design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly. Participants will focus on structure in the classroom and learn all CHAMPs Strategies.This is a two day training. Attendance is required on both days.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
ESE teachers K-8.
Points
12
10/2/2017, 12/13/2017 - PDA - On-line / Technology for Student Success: Tools to Support Reading Comprehension
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about variety of technology tools that can be used by students to scaffold, support, and augment some of the cognitive processing that leads to reading comprehension. This module is not designed to provide guidance in how to teach reading skills.

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Patti Weigel
Audience
All Teachers
Points
10
10/2/2017, 12/13/2017 - PDA: On-line / Introduction to Differentiated Instruction: Responding to All Learners
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about proactively providing a universally designed and differentiated environment in order to maximize student achievement for all students. Emphasis is on the importance of having clarity about the learning targets and proactively adjusting instruction utilizing a data-based decision making process that considers students' readiness for the content, interests, and learning preferences. Content and activities emphasize how to proactively provide important, engaging, and appropriately challenging work via flexible grouping methods and utilizing a variety of instructional strategies and supports.

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Dawn Smythe
Audience
All Teachers
Points
20
10/2/2017 - PDA - On-line / PBS: Understanding Student Behavior
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills in assessing and designing
behavioral supports and identifying the legal and ethical issues pertaining to behavioral strategies. Activities focus on
identifying data collection strategies as well as on identifying and interpreting elements of a functional behavior
assessment and functional behavioral plan. Information is included on how to recognize and use various models of
positive behavior management.
Course runs through December 13, 2017

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Gary Grigall
Audience
All Teachers
Points
60
10/2/2017, 12/13/2017 - PDA: On-Line / Assessment and Evaluation
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills in identifying the purposes, legal and ethical principles, appropriate formal and informal instruments, and alternate strategies for the assessment and evaluation of students with disabilities. Course emphasis includes interpretation and application of assessment results.

Location
Online
Presenter
Andrea Smith
Audience
All Teachers
Points
60
10/2/2017, 12/13/2017 - PDA: On-line / Foundations
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills about students with disabilities as related to state and federal legislation and case law. The course provides information about appropriate legal and ethical practices and different disability categories. The course content includes information on how to create a successful learning environment, the components and team members of the individualized education process and using models of support for students with disabilities to ensure success with the general education curriculum.

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Diane Patchen
Audience
all teachers
Points
60
10/2/2017, 12/13/2017 - PDA - On-line / Technology for Student Success: Assistive Technology
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about assistive technology devices and services and the process of helping students with disabilities select, obtain, and use assistive technology.You will need access to a computer to be able to complete and turn in all required assignments.

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
All teachers.
Points
20
10/2/2017, 12/13/2017 - PDA - On-line / Technology for Student Success: An Introduction
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about instructional technology, assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, and Universal Design for Learning. You will need access to a computer to be able to participate and turn in all required assignments.

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Patti Weigel
Audience
All teachers.
Points
20
10/3/2017, 12/7/2017 - Thinking Maps-2 days
OPEN - Register

This is a 2 day workshop.
Sign in begins at 8 am.
The workshop is from 8:30am-3:30pm
Thinking Maps endeavors to transform schools and increase student performance by providing specific visual patterns for limitless learning. The training provides a clear, concise framework, derived from brain-based research, for teachers, students and entire learning communities to share a common visual language that connects thought processes and ideas as well as promotes critical thinking and creativity.
Participants Requirements:
1. Attend both days of training
2. Implement all 8 learning strategies WITH STUDENTS prior to the second day of training
3. Bring student samples to the second day of training
DAY 2 Training will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Location
TEAM B 3rd Floor Training Room
Presenter
Patti Weigel
Audience
ESE & General Education teachers serving students with disabilities
Points
14
10/3/2017 - Dealing with Tough Kids
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00am.
The workshop is from 8:30am-3:30pm
This interactive session will provide teachers in general education and ESE with practical techniques for dealing with difficult students at all grade levels. The techniques are designed to reduce disruptive behavior and provide students with behavioral, academic and social survival skills. The presentation will review what causes "tough kid" behavior, how to practically assess it, and strategies to remediate it. An emphasis will be placed on proactive strategies and POSITIVE behavior management interventions such as Mystery Motivators, Reward Spinners and Behavior Bingo to reinforce positive behavior. The book, Tough Kid tool Box, will be provided to all participants.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All Teachers
Points
6
10/4/2017 - Making Reading Instruction Explicit for Students with Persistent Reading Difficulties
OPEN - Register

This two-day interactive workshop is designed to assist teachers in understanding how to make reading instruction explicit enough to meet the needs of students with persistent reading difficulties.
Participants must attend both days. Second Day October 5, 2017

Location
Professional Learning Communities Center
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
Reading Teachers, ESE Support Facilitators, and Reading Interventionists.
Points
12
10/6/2017 - Reaching All Learners
OPEN - Register

Using principals of Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning, build lesson plans and prepare for instruction for all students from your advanced learners to your students on Access Points.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Beth Scanlan
Audience
All teachers working with diverse student populations.
Points
6
10/13/2017 - Collaborative Teaching and Planning
OPEN - Register

Explore the value that Collaborative Teaching Strategies bring to your inclusive education bag of tricks. Identify ways to improve communication and avoid communication pitfalls with your colleagues.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FIN STAFF
Audience
For teachers who are new to inclusion or teachers who are looking for a refresh after time away from inclusion.
Points
6
10/17/2017 - Evidenced Based Behavioral Interventions
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8am workshop from 8:30-3:30
This session focuses on learning 18 behavior interventions designed for students who display inappropriate behavior despite the teacher's effective classroom management skills. Within an RTI model, the training will emphasize six early-stage interventions that research has shown to be highly effective in promoting positive behavior change, especially with mild to moderate behavior problems at Tier 1 or Tier 2. These six early-stage interventions are relatively quick and easy to implement by a classroom teacher or by an interventionist and school team. The training will introduce participants to 12 highly structured interventions that have been found effective with moderate to severe behavior problems at Tier 2 or Tier 3. Appropriate materials will be provided.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All teachers, Interventionists, Counselors, Administrators and/or RTI Teams
Points
6
10/20/2017 - LessonPix
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse or use the clip art library with 1000's of pictures.
• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.
• Download LessonPix clip art for your personal use in Word Documents, PowerPoint, etc.
• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
All Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Paraprofessionals working with students with disabilities
Points
6
10/23/2017 - Social Stories
OPEN - Register

Prerequisite:Must have taken Boardmaker and/or LessonPix and have the basic computer skills necessary to work independently or in small groups writing social stories.
Sign in begins at 8am Workshop is from 8:30am-3:30pm
This workshop will introduce participants in the use of visual supports to address social behaviors in a story format. A behavior story can be used to address social and behavioral issues in students with limited communication abilities in a systematic and visual format.
Participants will use Boardmaker software to create social/behavior stories.
PREREQUISITE: Boardmaker Basics, Boardmaker Intermediate or Boardmaker & Beyond

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Glendenning/Weigel
Audience
Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs
Points
6
10/24/2017 - Access Points For Inclusion
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 am.
This professional development workshop will increase teacher understanding of the new Florida Standards Access Points and Essential understandings . Teachers will become familiar with the resources available to support the teaching and learning of academics to support students with significant cognitive disabilities in the inclusion classroom using the new Access points.
This workshop is designed for collaborative TEAMS. The teams consist of BOTH the ESE teacher and General Education teacher that are currently working with students on access points in inclusive settings. These teams will design lesson plan(s) that address the needs of the students with significant cognitive disabilities on access points. Each team will need to bring a laptop and curriculum materials in order to develop a lesson plan.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FIN
Audience
ESE & General Education TEAMS Attending together
Points
8
10/26/2017 - Making Reading Instruction Explicit for Students with Persistent Reading Difficulties
OPEN - Register

This two-day interactive workshop is designed to assist teachers in understanding how to make reading instruction explicit enough to meet the needs of students with persistent reading difficulties.
Participants must attend both days. Second day on October 27, 2017.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
Reading Teachers, ESE Support Facilitators, and Reading Interventionists.
Points
12
10/31/2017 - Blooms & Beyond: Increasing Rigor in the Classroom
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. This one day workshop will expose participants to strategies that will enhance their ability to improve critical thinking and rigor in the classroom. We will examine the role of quality questioning by student and teacher and review Blooms Taxonomy and Webbs Depth of Knowledge levels. This workshop will focus on getting students to increase their critical thinking skills by formulating questions and ensuring teachers emphasize depth of understanding when designing instruction.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All Teachers
Points
6
11/2/2017 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Classroom
OPEN - Register

For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum. The Assistive Technology in the Classroom training will provide an overview of various types of assistive technologies and how to assist students in selecting, obtaining, and using assistive technology to increase engagement in instructional activities. This training is designed for teachers, therapist and support staff that support students in all educational environments.
Participants will understand:
• what assistive technology is
• how assistive technology can support student engagement
• how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies

Location
TBA
Presenter
FDLRS Staff
Audience
ESE Teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, ESE District Support Staff
Points
6
11/3/2017 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Classroom
OPEN - Register

For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum. The Assistive Technology in the Classroom training will provide an overview of various types of assistive technologies and how to assist students in selecting, obtaining, and using assistive technology to increase engagement in instructional activities. This training is designed for teachers, therapist and support staff that support students in all educational environments.
Participants will understand:
• what assistive technology is
• how assistive technology can support student engagement
• how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies

Location
TBA
Presenter
FDLRS Staff
Audience
ESE Teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, ESE District Support Staff
Points
6
11/6/2017 - Collaborative Teaching and Planning
OPEN - Register

Explore the value that Collaborative Teaching Strategies bring to your inclusive education bag of tricks. Identify ways to improve communication and avoid communication pitfalls with your colleagues.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FIN STAFF
Audience
For teachers who are new to inclusion or teachers who are looking for a refresh after time away from inclusion.
Points
6
11/7/2017 - Reaching All Learners
OPEN - Register

This one-day workshop, will explore how to plan for instruction in order to meet the needs of all students in an elementary classroom, including students on access points as well as advanced learners in the same classroom. Participants will know how to incorporate Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning into a lesson that meets the needs of all learners in a classroom, understand that all students learn differently, and be able to create lessons that address all students’ needs. Participants need to have prior knowledge of Differentiated Instruction.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FDLRS/FIN Staff
Audience
All teachers working with diverse student populations.
Points
6
11/21/2017 - Access Points For Inclusion
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 am. Workshop is from 8:30-3:30 pm
This workshop will familiarize participants with the resources available to support the teaching and learning of academics for students with significant cognitive disabilities served in the general education classroom using Access points.
This workshop is designed for Collaborative teams consisting of ESE and Gen Ed teachers. Teams will work together to create lesson plans that include students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Participants should bring:
Curriculum/materials that they need to create a lesson plan & laptops

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Patti Weigel/Beth Scanlan
Audience
This workshop is designed to support collaborative teachering teams, consisting of ESE AND Gen Ed Teachers. Both teachers MUST register and ATTEND this training together.
Points
8
11/29/2017 - Explicit Writing Instruction for Diverse Populations
OPEN - Register

Workshop is designed to assist teachers in understanding how to utilize strategies to meet the needs of their students throughout the writing process. Participants will compare the Florida Standards and FSA Writing rubrics to improve student writing

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
ESE Support Facilitators, writing teachers.
Points
6
11/30/2017 - LessonPix
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse or use the clip art library with 1000's of pictures.
• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.
• Download LessonPix clip art for your personal use in Word Documents, PowerPoint, etc.
• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
All Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Paraprofessionals working with students with disabilities
Points
6
12/1/2017 - Boardmaker Basics
OPEN - Register

Boardmaker is a symbol based software program that can be used to create communication boards, schedules, reading/writing activities, and much more. This will be an active session with participants working directly on computers. Pre-Requisite: Participants must have basic computer skills.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
Teachers, SLPs, OTs & PTs & working with students with disabilities. State license CEUs are provided for SLP's.
Points
6
12/5/2017 - Reaching All Learners
OPEN - Register

This one-day workshop, will explore how to plan for instruction in order to meet the needs of all students in a secondary classroom, including students on access points as well as advanced learners in the same classroom. Participants will know how to incorporate Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning into a lesson that meets the needs of all learners in a classroom, understand that all students learn differently, and be able to create lessons that address all students’ needs. Participants need to have prior knowledge of Differentiated Instruction.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FIN Staff
Audience
All teachers working with diverse student populations.
Points
6
12/6/2017 - Collaborative Teaching and Planning
OPEN - Register

Explore the value that Collaborative Teaching Strategies bring to your inclusive education bag of tricks. Identify ways to improve communication and avoid communication pitfalls with your colleagues.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FIN STAFF
Audience
For teachers who are new to inclusion or teachers who are looking for a refresh after time away from inclusion.
Points
6
12/7/2017, 12/8/2017 - CHAMPS for ESE Teachers
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00am; the workshop is from 8:30am-3:30pm.
This 2 day workshop will assist classroom teachers to design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly.
Participants will focus on the STOIC model: Structure in the classroom, Teaching Expectations, Observing, Interacting Positively and Correcting Fluently. CHAMPS strategies will: reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals, improve classroom climate, increase student on-task behavior and, establish respectful and civil interactions. Participants will receive the book, CHAMPs: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management by Randy Sprick, Ph.D

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
ESE TEACHERS ONLY.
Points
12
12/11/2017, 12/12/2017 - Making Reading instruction Explicit for Students with Persistent Reading Difficulties
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 AM. The workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30 pm
This TWO day interactive workshop is designed to assist teachers in understanding how to make reading instruction explicit enough to meet the needs of students with persistent reading difficulties. Participants will examine the need to have clarity about what is most important for students to know, understand and be able to do. They will learn to employ specific instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods, in the five areas of reading instruction, to meet the reading needs of their students; and will identify evidence of the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods in various lessons. In addition, participants will be able to determine whether a lesson is intensive or explicit enough for their struggling readers, and how to increase the “explicitness” and intensity of a reading lesson.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
Grade 3-12 Reading Teachers, ESE Teachers, and Reading Interventionists.
Points
12
12/14/2017 - Access Points For Inclusion
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 am.
This professional development workshop will increase teacher understanding of the new Florida Standards Access Points and Essential understandings . Teachers will become familiar with the resources available to support the teaching and learning of academics to support students with significant cognitive disabilities in the inclusion classroom using the new Access points.
This workshop is designed for collaborative TEAMS. The teams consist of BOTH the ESE teacher and General Education teacher that are currently working with students on access points in inclusive settings. These teams will design lesson plan(s) that address the needs of the students with significant cognitive disabilities on access points. Each team will need to bring a laptop and curriculum materials in order to develop a lesson plan.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FDLRS/FIN Staff
Audience
ESE & General Education TEAMS Attending together
Points
8
12/19/2017 - Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00am; the workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30pm.
This interactive session will provide teachers in general education and ESE with practical techniques for dealing with difficult students at all grade levels. The techniques are designed to reduce disruptive behavior and provide students with behavioral, academic and social survival skills. The presentation will review what causes “tough kid” behavior, how to practically assess it, and strategies to remediate it. An emphasis will be placed on proactive strategies and POSITIVE behavior management interventions such as Mystery Motivators, Reward Spinners and Behavior Bingo to reinforce positive behavior. The book, Tough Kid Tool Box, will be provided to all participants.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All Teachers
Points
6

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